Steve Deace Wants to See Trump ‘Hang Some Antifa Members’

Right-wing radio host Steve Deace said on his Monday program that he wants to see anti-fascism activists “hanging from gallows in Trump ties.”

Deace, whose program airs on Glenn Beck’s The Blaze network, was taking calls from listeners regarding President Donald Trump’s lackluster rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, over the weekend.

https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/steve-deace-wants-to-see-trump-hang-some-antifa-members/

-Right Wing Watch; 6/24/2020

Amid threats and political pushback, public health officials are leaving their posts

“This is the beginning of a wave of people leaving,” Anselmo said. “Who would want to go work as a director in a public health department when you have a target on your back?”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/amid-threats-and-political-pushback-public-health-officials-leaving-posts/2020/06/22/6075f7a2-b0cf-11ea-856d-5054296735e5_story.html

-Washington Post; 6/22/2020

Noose found in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s garage at Alabama race

NASCAR has launched an investigation after a noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver in the elite Cup Series who just two weeks ago successfully pushed the stock car series to ban the Confederate flag at its venues.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/noose-found-in-nascar-driver-bubba-wallaces-garage-at-alabama-race

-PBS; 6/22/2020

A driver hit Black Lives Matter protesters. It was a neighboring town’s mayor, protesters say.

The driver, she said, was none other than Chris Luz — the mayor.

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Amid the allegations against the mayor, other speakers told the commission that at least two militia members armed with semiautomatic weapons and knives were outside the chamber, where more than a dozen protesters had gathered to support Johnston.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/06/19/phoenix-oregon-chris-luz-protests/

-Washington Post; 6/19/2020

As protests spread to small-town America, militia groups respond with armed intimidation and online threats

When the march unfolded earlier this month, bringing more than 400 people to a park opposite the public library, an armed militia stood guard — at ground level but also atop nearby roofs, as if ready to act as snipers.

“Honestly, it was terrifying,” Espinoza said. “They claimed they were there to protect the city from outsiders, but it felt more like preparation to kill.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/as-protests-spread-to-small-town-america-militia-groups-respond-with-online-threats-and-armed-intimidation/2020/06/18/75c4655e-b0a1-11ea-8f56-63f38c990077_story.html

-Washington Post; 6/18/2020

Covering federal murder case, ABC’s World News Tonight didn’t inform its viewers of the suspect’s ties to dangerous “boogaloo” movement

As federal prosecutors charged Air Force Staff Sgt. Steven Carrillo with the murder of a federal security officer Tuesday, many news organizations explored his ties to the violent and extremist “boogaloo” movement. In contrast to this detailed coverage, which was also featured in the CBS and NBC corporate broadcast evening news shows, ABC’s World News Tonight on Tuesday failed to mention Carrillo’s extremist ties.

https://www.mediamatters.org/abc-world-news-tonight/covering-federal-murder-case-abcs-world-news-tonight-didnt-inform-its

-Media Matters; 6/17/2020

Fox’s obsessive fearmongering over Seattle autonomous zone is a stark contrast to its praise for Cliven Bundy’s armed standoff

When Americans are at odds with the government, Fox News has a lot to say — but which side Fox figures take in such cases seemingly depends on the politics and race of those involved.

https://www.mediamatters.org/fox-news/foxs-obsessive-fearmongering-over-seattle-autonomous-zone-stark-contrast-its-praise-cliven

-Media Matters; 6/17/2020